853-0058-01L Swiss Foreign and Security Politics Since 1945 (without Tutorial)
|Semester||Spring Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||This course provides students with an overview of the main features of Swiss foreign and security policy since 1945. The focus is on the emergence and development of security policy strategies and instruments in a historical context.|
|Objective||The participants have a solid overview of the evolution of Swiss foreign and security policy since 1945.|
|Content||The first part of the lecture clarifies the term “security” and analyzes the change of its meaning in politics and academia over time. The focus of the second part is on the development of Swiss security policy since 1945. We will look at the different concepts of security policy, which range from “total defense” to cooperative security”. We then will analyze the gap between planning and execution, focusing on the two key developments of security policy, that is foreign policy and armed forces.|
|Literature||Mandatory reading: Spillman, Kurt R., Andreas Wenger, Christoph Breitenmoser and Marcel Gerber.|
Schweizer Sicherheitspolitik seit 1945: Zwischen Autonomie und Kooperation. Zürich: Verlag neue Zürcher
The book is out of print, students can access the text in the virtual class room.
|Prerequisites / Notice||The lecture is supported by a virtual class room. If you have questions concerning the lecture, please|
contact Prof. A. Wenger, email@example.com, 044 632 59 10.